Wash your hair using a frizz-fighting shampoo and conditioner. Moisturizing products usually go a long way toward maintaining sleek hair after styling. Stay away from volumizing shampoo, which will only contribute to your Monica from Friends in Barbados-look. Rinse your hair with cold water before you get out of the shower to smooth down the cuticles in your hair.
Apply a small amount of silicone serum to your towel-dry hair. This magic potion helps persuade your hair to stay straight and also helps protect your hair from heat styling damage. But be careful, too much serum makes your hair look greasy.
Part your hair and comb it straight. Add a diffuser to your hairdryer and dry your hair slowly, using a medium heat. Point the dryer’s nozzle down the hair shaft to make hair lie flat and smooth the cuticles.
Apply straightening balm to your hair. Use a flat iron to smooth out small sections of hair, starting with the bottom layer and working up to the top of your hair. Don’t clamp the straightener down on your hair too hard or you could cause heat damage. Instead, let your locks flow slowly through the iron and you’ll only need to straighten each section once.
Use a deep conditioning treatment on your hair once a week. This product will nourish your hair and help protect it from damage caused by overstyling.
Keep an umbrella with you at all times in case the weather decides to turn on you. Nothing makes straight, sleek hair big like rain.